A term used to refer to purple types of marijuana.
Purple Haze marijuana is actually a glorified term that was adapted from the Jimi Hendrix song, which most believe was created about the "brand" of super potent LSD created by Owsley Stanley called "Monterey Purple" named for the Monterey Pop Festival at which Hendrix consumed before going onstage.
Purple Haze, or "Piff," is a term used to describe a specific vividly purple strain of cannabis. It was however, originally used to describe a purple form of LSD.
Contrary to highly popular belief regarding cannabis strains, Purple Haze marijuana is simply slang for a number of genetic crossbreeds of a purple strain and original Haze, such as Purple Star x Haze #1, Purple #1 x Haze #1, or Purple Skunk x Haze #1.
Purple strains are often misidentified as purple haze marijuanan due to the high popularity it gained due to the song by Jimi Hendrix. In fact, the term "haze" was not used to identify marijuana until the strain was bred in 1970.
Purple Haze marijuana does not necessarily mean high quality, and the term is often used by dealers to distinguish their product. In concept, there is no original Purple Haze strain. Purple haze refers to a specific LSD blotter created by Owsley Stanley.
Purple Haze is also the brand name of a marijuana-flavored lollipop available as a novelty candy at some convenience stores. The lollipop is flavored with hemp oil, which imparts the taste of marijuana without the high, but the candy has still been criticized by anti-drug advocates in the United States.
The closest type of marijuan to Purple Haze is the new Purple Power which was developed so the qualities of the yummy purple strains could be cultivated successfully in cold and wet climates. Its ancestors are a Thai/Columbian influenced haze and a very early Dutch Skunk
January of 2013 Update: I was recently contacted by a fellow pot head, Mr. Trip, and informed a strain actually called Purple Haze had been bread and you can purchase seeds from ACE.
Ace Purple Haze Seeds Specs:
STABILIZED HYBRID 100 % SATIVA
FLOWERING INDOORS: 16-20 WEEKS.
FLOWERING OUTDOORS: DECEMBER-JANUARY
GENETICS: 100 % sativa. Hybrid of tropical sativas of the 70’s, with a strong dominance of purple highland colombian sativa.
STRUCTURE: Extreme tropical sativa of pale colors, but when it ripens it acquires beautiful purple tones and reddish edging under its leaves. Very thin and flexible stems that can cope with the worst downpours and blizzards.
BOUQUET: Wood, species, incense and black liquor. Ancient old school sativa aroma.
FLOWERING: 16-20 weeks. December-January.
YIELD: / M2 Medium-Low.
HIGH: Clean euphoric and creative high without tolerance limits.
At last, the mythical tropical Purple Haze of the 70s in all its magnificence is finally available for all those nostalgic lovers of the old school sativas.
In this version of the Oldtimers Haze, we offer you a selection of purple and reddish phenotypes with a strong influence of the purple highland colombian sativas, within the genotypes of the original Haze population.
Purple Haze is different from Green Haze because its stems and flowers ripe with impressive purple and reddish colors. Their aromas are also darker: of black liquor and wild blackberry.